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Michigan Basketball Officially Announces Caris LeVert Is Out For The Rest Of The Season

Michigan's men's basketball program announced this afternoon that star guard Caris LeVert is out for the rest of the season. 

LeVert, a senior guard, has missed more than half of the season with a leg injury. He briefly returned on Feb. 13 against Purdue, playing 11 minutes in a win. He has not played since. It was his first action on the court since Dec. 30. 

Here's Michigan's announcement. 

">@CarisLeVert will concentrate on getting healthy the rest of the season

— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball)

U-M NEWS: @CarisLeVert will concentrate on getting healthy the rest of the season

— Michigan Men's Basketball (@umichbball) March 1, 2016

">March 1, 2016

From the statement:

"After some prayer and talking it over with my family, Coach Beilein and the medical staff, we all feel it is best for me to concentrate on getting fully healthy," said LeVert. "There is still some discomfort that does not allow me to help this team the way I want."

"I am so thankful for what Coach Beilein, the assistants and the medical staff have done for me during my collegiate career and in particular while I have dealt with these injuries."

"U-M has provided me the chance to live my dream of playing college basketball and to earn a Michigan degree. There are really no words to express my gratitude for that as well as my love for all my teammates. I am so blessed to be part of this wonderful university and will forever represent the Maize and Blue."

Michigan is set to host Iowa on March 5 at 8 p.m. E.T.